The Laundromat is a 2019 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Netflix on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 released the trailer:
The Laundromat | Official Trailer | Netflix.
The film opens with Jürgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca introducing themselves and the concept and system of money laundering. For the rest of the film, Mossack and Fonseca act as narrators for three stories of people around the world that are affected by the company Mossack Fonseca. Ellen Martin and her husband Joe are on a pleasure boat at Lake George, New York when it suddenly capsizes, drowning Joe. When Ellen tries to get compensation from the boating company for Joe's death, she is unable to because the reinsurance company that the boat companies' owner and his son Matthew bought their policy from, was sold to another company based out of Nevis that is actually a trust to one of Mossack's shell companies, and is under investigation by the IRS for fraud. After her attempts to contact Mossack and the Nevis-based company are unsuccessful, Ellen travels to Nevis herself to confront the manager of the trust, Malchus Boncamper, but he tricks and evades her and escapes to Miami only to be caught and arrested by IRS Agents at Miami's airport. The second story is about Simone, the daughter of an African billionaire, Charles, who discovers that her best friend is having an affair with her father. In order to prevent Simone from telling her mother about the affair, Charles offers her shares from one of his investment companies that are supposedly worth $20 million. She accepts his offer, but when she travels to Mossack's offices in Panama City to claim ownership of the shares, they turn out to be worthless as they are actually part of a shell company under Mossack that only existed on paper.
Principal photography began on October 15, 2018.
The film The Laundromat was scheduled to be released on September 1, 2019 (Venice) and on September 27, 2019 (United States) by Netflix and TriPictures.
The duration of the film is 95 minutes.
The film had received a "R" rating.
The Laundromat got average rating from critics.
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